Four Japanese painted cedar doors by K G Hidenobu

Sliding panel doors - fusuma - painted on both sides with festival scenes.

Details

Medium:
Painted cedar
Dimensions:
173 x 94 cm
Art Fund grant:
£750 ( Total: £1,500)
Acquired in:
1958
Vendor:
Walter Weinberger & Company

They are said to have been taken from the Imperial palace outside Kyoto circa 1908 where 4 similiar doors remain in situ. Cedar wood was employed at this time instead of ordinary painted paper panels of the fusuma for doors giving on to the veranda.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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